Hanover Street BridgeEdit profile
The Hanover Street Bridge, officially known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, is a crossing of the Patapsco River along Hanover Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge connects the western base of the industrialized Locust Point peninsula via the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River to the neighborhood of Cherry Hill.
Designed by John E. Greiner, the bridge was constructed in 1916 and is considered a Beaux Arts-style reinforced cantilever bridge. It is known for its beautiful arches as it spans the water. In the center of the bridge is a drawbridge surrounded on four corners by classic style towers giving the bridge a unique appearance. The bridge is 2,290 feet long.
On May 30, 1993, Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke officially renamed the bridge the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge.